TV Schedule: Saturday, Oct. 10, 7:00 p.m. ET, CBSSN
Stadium: Hughes Stadium
Line: Boise State (-16.5)
I bet the Colorado State Rams miss Jim McElwain right about now … and Garrett Grayson. CSU has already dropped three games on the year and it is about to take on the Boise State Broncos, a team that has done some serious work in the MWC over the years.
Las year, the Rams finished with a 10-3 record and were one of the best mid-majors in the sport. That said, the team still has Rashard Higgins, who is one of the best receivers in the country.
Then there is Boise State, the definition of successful mid-major program. Once again, the Broncos are coming off a season in which they won a major bowl (knocked off Arizona in the Fiesta Bowl).
Boise State is also riding a three-game winning streak. Last game, it knocked off the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (55-0). Hawaii beat the Colorado Buffaloes … who beat the Rams. You do the math.
If this was last year, I would be all in on CSU — well, at least for this game. The Rams still might make a bowl, but playing Boise State (even though it is at home) is not going to do them any favors.
The Rams will continue to struggle in 2015, and Boise State will continue to do Boise State-like things, which is win.
Side note: Two of Colorado State’s losses came in OT this year.
PREDICTION: Broncos 33, Rams 21